There once was an Elven kingdom. In the Capital of that kingdom lay an elf by the name of Eragon and his dragon, Saphira.
Earlier that year, Eragon and Saphira were in a battle with a demon, which was known as a shade. Even though they eventually defeated the shade, Eragon suffered a near-mortal wound to the back.
Now Eragon is plagued by painful strokes which cause his back to feel unmeasurable pain. So far, none of the other elves have found a cure to this dilemma, even his master Oromis and Glaedr.
Oromis and his golden dragon Glaedr are Eragon and Saphira's teachers. They are a pair who have been alive for centuries and wish to pass their knowledge on to future riders. They are trying to find a solution to Eragon's injury.
Thank you Oromis.
Oromis explains to Eragon that his best chance is at the Elven festival coming up.
Eragon! The festival coming up has so much magic that your back may be cured there.
At the festival a spirit arises and blesses Eragon.